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Steve Harris British Lion with support act Zico Chain on European Tour 2013 at Kulturbolaget Malmoe, Sweden
MAIDEN TO MAKE BRIEF RETURN TO THE USA ON MAIDEN ENGLAND TOUR 2013 INCLUDING A MAJOR EVENT IN SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA !
IRON MAIDEN will make a brief return to the USA this September, playing seven specially selected shows en-route to Latin America where they will once again headline at the legendary Rock In Rio Festival, Brazil, on 22 September, their show there having recently sold out to 70,000 fans in just a couple of hours
These will begin with a first-ever visit to Raleigh, NC, for the opening show on September 3rd at the Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion followed by taking Metal back to country music capital Nashville, TN where Maiden haven’t played in over twenty years, at the Bridgestone Arena on September 5th. There will also be shows in Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center on September 7th, St Louis, MO, Verizon Wireless on September 8th and the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, NV on September 12th, all of which Maiden last visited way back in 2000 on the Brave New World Tour. Plus a return to Austin, TX for a show at the 360 Amphitheater on September 10th, the first time the band have played in that city since the original Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son Tour twenty-five years ago!
Very special guests on all these dates will be MEGADETH.
Before they finally head south towards Brazil, Maiden will also headline a very special event at the San Manuel Amphitheater, San Bernardino, CA. The Battle Of San Bernardino will take place on Friday 13th September. Anthrax, Testament, Overkill and Sabaton will join tour special guests Megadeth for this performance only, making for a big, loud and exciting day out for Metal fans in Southern California.
Tickets for the Las Vegas and San Bernardino shows go on sale 12 April. Tickets for Raleigh, Nashville, St Louis and Austin go onsale 13 April. Tickets for Kansas City go onsale 17 May. Check ironmaiden.com for fanclub presale info.
MADE IN IRON Announce Montreal & Quebec City Iron Maiden Tribute Shows ‘Live After Death’ Like No Other Tribute In North America; “MADE IN IRON: Present Live After Death: The Iron Maiden Experience 1984″
MADE IN IRON (formerly known as Power Slaves) are proud to announce they will be returning to Montreal on May 4th at L’Olympia and May 25th in Quebec City at Théâtre Capitole with its renowned Iron Maiden tribute show that showcases an experience like no other homage in North America. Experience 1984 Iron Maiden once again!
As posted by Iron Maiden to their official Facebook page:
“We are deeply saddened to report that Clive Burr passed away last night. He had suffered poor health for many years after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and died peacefully in his sleep at home.
Steve Harris said “This is terribly sad news. Clive was a very old friend of all of us. He was a wonderful person and an amazing drummer who made a valuable contribution to Maiden in the early days when we were starting out. This is a sad day for everyone in the band and those around him and our thoughts and condolences are with his partner Mimi and family at this time.”
Bruce Dickinson adds “I first met Clive when he was leaving Samson and joining Iron Maiden. He was a great guy and a man who really lived his life to the full. Even during the darkest days of his M.S., Clive never lost his sense of humour or irreverence. This is a terribly sad day and all our thoughts are with Mimi and the family”
As Maiden fans all know, Clive joined Maiden in 1979 and performed on the first three albums Iron Maiden (1980), Killers (1981) and The Number Of The Beast (1982). Prior to that he was a member of Samson, the band Bruce fronted before he too joined Maiden.”
Clive Burr (born 8 March 1957, East Ham, east London, died 12 March 2013) was a member of Iron Maiden from 1979 to 1982.
Former Iron Maiden singer Paul Di’Anno stopped the show during a concert in Donetsk, Ukraine, after a member of the audience kept shouting Bruce Dickinson’s name. Scroll down to watch video of the incident.
The singer referred to his successor’s celebrated “air raid siren” voice and made a homophobic reference to him.
Di’Anno said: “I’m sorry – I don’t do opera,” and mimicked Dickinson’s vocal on ‘Run To The Hills’. He added: “It’s too f–king easy – and I’m not gay.”
“This is punk. If you like Bruce Dickinson go home and listen to his records. Why did you buy a ticket, motherf–ker? This is real punk, man. This is what made Iron Maiden – not the money-making machine.
“If you don’t like me, f–k off. Better still – you want to fight? You’ll be sorry. I’m sorry, I didn’t say I was a nice guy. You f–k me up, I’ll kick your f–king ass.”
He then delivered a rendition of early Maiden track Running Free, describing it as “the song that made Iron Maiden famous,” and adding: “It’s about sex, drugs, rock’n’roll, Harley Davidson motorcycles.”
Di’Anno, who recently spent time in jail after being found guilty of benefit fraud, fronted the NWOBHM giants for their first two albums before being replaced by Dickinson in 1981.
Legendary ex-vocalists of Iron Maiden, Paul Dianno and Blaze Bayley, performing together in Australia and New Zealand
Hardline Media proudly presents Paul Dianno and Blaze Bayley – former vocalists of Iron Maiden – performing together for the first time ever in Australia and New Zealand. In a world exclusive, for their co-headlining sets both singers will be belting out only Iron Maiden songs – classic tracks from their respective albums with one of the biggest heavy metal bands in the world. This promises to be a must-see event for any fan of Iron Maiden and heavy metal!
The tour will also mark Blaze Bayley’s first time Down Under, taking himself and Di’Anno all across Australia (including regional NSW dates) and New Zealand in late November/early December. While Di’Anno has successfully toured Australasian shores previously, it will be his first performing solely Iron Maiden songs.
Both artists have released a wealth of their own successful solo material, but as a special treat for ‘Maiden’ fans, to make this tour special they have agreed to only perform Iron Maiden tracks. This means that punters can expect to hear Di’Anno-era classics such as ‘Phantom Of The Opera’, ‘Wrathchild’, ‘Running Free’, ‘Sanctuary’, and ‘Killers’, along with classic Blaze-era cuts such as ‘Sign Of The Cross’, ‘Futureal’, ‘Lord Of The Flies’, ‘Man On The Edge’, and many more. The majority of these songs are hardly ever played live anymore by Iron Maiden, so fans will have the rare opportunity to hear them performed by the legendary vocalists who first recorded them.
This will be a dual headlining tour – whoever goes on last each night will be determined by the toss of a coin before the show. Fans are encouraged to get there early so as not to miss a minute of this special event.
Iron Maiden are one of the biggest names in heavy metal and the music industry as a whole. As leaders of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal movement in the early eighties, they would go on to become one of the biggest and most successful heavy metal bands of all time, influencing countless acts that followed and selling over 100 million records worldwide. As the original singer of Iron Maiden, Paul Di’Anno’s unique and aggressive vocals featured on their first two ground-breaking albums – the self-titled debut (1980) and its follow-up ‘Killers’ (1981). Both releases are widely regarded as classics and have sold more than 20 million copies worldwide. When Di’Anno’s successor Bruce Dickinson left Iron Maiden in the early nineties, Wolfsbane vocalist Blaze Bayley was selected to front the band out of hundreds who auditioned. Blaze would record two albums with Iron Maiden – 1995’s ‘The X Factor’ and 1998’s ‘Virtual XI’ – helping to ensure Iron Maiden’s prominence during the nineties when heavy metal was at a low point.
Two legendary vocalists together in Australia and New Zealand for the first time performing NOTHING but Iron Maiden (with likely a few surprises – such as sharing songs – thrown in as well). This is a must-see event for all heavy metal and hard rock fans.
* Special, extremely limited VIP tickets are available. These will gain you entry to the show, a VIP laminate, a few goodies, as well as the once in a lifetime chance of meeting both Paul Di’anno and Blaze Bayley before the show – get photos, get stuff signed, have a chat!
See you there.
Tickets available through www.hardlinemedia.net
Paul Di’Anno and Blaze Bayley Australian/NZ Tour:
Thur 22 Nov – MELBOURNE – The Hi Fi
Supports: Nothing Sacred + Hazmat
Fri 23 Nov – HOBART – The Brisbane
Supports: Hazmat + SmokeStack
Sat 24 Nov – PERTH – The Civic
Supports: Psychonaut + Silent Knight
Mon 26 Nov – BRISBANE – The Hi Fi
Supports: Inhailed + Hazmat
Thur 29 Nov – NEWCASTLE – Cambridge
Supports: Hazmat + Atomesquad
Fri 30 Nov – SYDNEY – Manning Bar
Supports: Stand Alone (ex Rose Tattoo) + Hazmat
Sat 1 Dec – CANBERRA – The Basement
Supports: Hazmat + Deprivation
Sun 2 Dec – WOLLONGONG – Waves
Supports: Hazmat + Dragonsclaw
Fri 7 Dec – WELLINGTON – Bodegas
Supports: Hazmat + Bulletbelt
Sat 8 Dec – AUCKLAND – Kings Arms
Supports: World War Four + Hazmat
In an interview with German magazine Rock Hard in August 2012, bassist Steve Harris confirmed that Maiden England will be re-released in 2013, with the concert footage expanded to comprise the show’s encores which were not included in the original VHS. In 2012, Iron Maiden undertook their Maiden England World Tour, which is largely based around the original video in setlist and stage design.
Maiden England setlist:
‘Can I Play With Madness’
’2 Minutes To Midnight’
‘Afraid To Shoot Strangers’
‘The Number Of The Beast’
‘Phantom Of The Opera’
‘Run To The Hills’
‘Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son’
‘Fear Of The Dark’
‘The Evil That Men Do’
BE PREPARED TO GET RE-MACHINED
Eagle Records is delighted to announce the release of Re-Machined – A Tribute To Deep Purple’s Machine Head album on September 25 [MSRP $13.99 for CD, digital TBA].
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the release of this landmark album and in recognition of the influence of the band, and of Machine Head in particular. Some of rock music’s biggest names have each contributed a version of their favorite track on the album to create Re-Machined – A Tribute To Deep Purple’s Machine Head.
Re-Machined features specially recorded tracks from Jimmy Barnes & Joe Bonamassa, Black Label Society, Chickenfoot, former Deep Purple Mk III member Glenn Hughes with Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Iron Maiden, the “supergroup” Kings Of Chaos (featuring Joe Elliott, Steve Stevens, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum), Metallica, Carlos Santana & Jacoby Shaddix and Steve Vai.
There are two wildly differing versions of the album’s most famous track “Smoke On The Water”, one from guitar hero Carlos Santana with vocals by Jacoby Shaddix and one from alternative rockers Flaming Lips, and Metallica have contributed their own special take on “When A Blind Man Cries”, a track recorded at the “Machine Head” sessions but originally released as the B-side to “Never Before”.
Iron Maiden’s “Space Truckin’” cover was actually recorded back in 2006. Lead singer Bruce Dickinson explains, “Initially we didn’t think we’d be able to contribute anything due to our touring commitments. Then we remembered ‘Space Truckin’ which we’d recorded as a single B-side during our A Matter Of Life And Death album session, but never used. However now, thanks to Kevin Shirley’s remixing skills, we’re able to include it on Re-Machined”
Initially released as a limited edition Classic Rock “fanpack” on September 3, this is a truly unique release that will appeal to rock fans everywhere.
Eagle Rock Entertainment is the largest producer and distributor of music programming for DVD, Blu-Ray, TV, Audio and Digital Media in the world. Eagle works directly alongside talent to produce top quality, High Definition and 3D programs, both concerts and documentaries, including The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Who, Queen, The Doors, Jeff Beck, U2, Peter Gabriel, Paul McCartney and Ozzy Osbourne. Eagle is a Grammy Award winning company and has received over 30 multi-platinum, over 50 platinum and over 90 gold discs, worldwide. Eagle Rock Entertainment has offices in London, New York, Toronto, Paris and Hamburg.
For more information regarding this and other Eagle Rock Entertainment releases, contact Carol Kaye at Carol@Kayosproductions.com. Follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/
1) Smoke On The Water – Carlos Santana & Jacoby Shaddix
2) Highway Star – Chickenfoot
3) Maybe I’m A Leo – Glenn Hughes & Chad Smith
4) Pictures Of Home – Black Label Society
5) Never Before – Kings Of Chaos (Joe Elliott, Steve Stevens, Duff McKagan, Matt Sorum)
6) Smoke On The Water – The Flaming Lips
7) Lazy – Jimmy Barnes with Joe Bonamassa
8) Space Truckin’ – Iron Maiden
9) When A Blind Man Cries – Metallica
10) Highway Star – Glenn Hughes / Steve Vai / Chad Smith
Review and pics by Infamousbutcher
Iron Maiden is at it again, recreating another classic tour from the 80s for the fans. In 2005, Maiden did the Eddie Rips Up The World Tour, focusing on their first four albums. Then in 2008, they focused on the 80s and called the tour Somewhere Back in Time. Now in 2012 Maiden is doing the Maiden England Tour, emulating the Seventh Son of a Seventh Son tour from 1988. I love this kind of stuff, reliving the old glory days when you first discovered a band; like when Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax revisited the Clash of the Titans tour in 2010. As an added bonus, shock rock living legend Alice Cooper is opening for Maiden on this tour! Are you kidding me? How f&^king awesome is that?!?
METAL HAMMER GOLDEN GODS AWARDS 2012
Review by Hal Sinden
Photography by Ashlinn Nash
Despite its reputation for a tricky commute and arguably eyesore appearance (don’t confuse familiarity with satisfaction, fellow Londoners), the O2 Arena is a fantastic venue space for the Golden Gods and ample notice that metal is still as healthy as it ever was, showing no signs of bowing to austerity measures.
What would we do without this yearly event?
Well, for a start we’d probably have healthier livers and better hearing in our later years, however many would also be deprived of their chance to postpone their Download hangovers or simply be given a reason to wash off this year’s festival mud and watch some of the scene’s glitterati forget about their day jobs for an evening. Metal Hammer Magazine’s annual schmoozefest is upon us, and with it a dazzling array of leather, lip gloss & limp fringes.
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Blaze Bayley Interview
Interview by Mark Dean
May 2012 was Maiden Mania Month for Metal-Rules.com. For May 2012 Metal-Rules.com reviewed lots of Iron Maiden related material: two books, two CD’s and a Maiden DVD, all of it mostly related to the last two world tours – the Somewhere Back In Time World Tour (2008-2009) and the Final Frontier World Tour (2010-2011).
- Brown, Jake – Iron Maiden In The Studio (2011)
- McMurtrie, John – Iron Maiden-On Board Flight 666 (2011)
Iron Maiden – EN VIVO! (Blu-Ray) (2012)
Bonus Book Reviews:
- Wall, Mick – IRON MAIDEN: RUN TO THE HILLS-The Official Biography (2002)
- Shooman, Joe – Bruce Dickinson: Flashing Metal With Iron Maiden and Flying Solo (2006)
- Gamba, N. & Visintini, N. – Iron Maiden Companion (2001)
To see other album reviews from Iron Maiden, go here.
ABOUT Metal-Rules.com’s Library of Loudness:
About Metal-Rules.com’s Library of Loudness: In recognition of the dramatic increase in metal-related books Metal-Rules.com has developed this unique section dedicated to reviews and opinions about Heavy Metal literature.
On July 10, Versailles Records will release “Two Minutes To Midnight: A Millennium Tribute To Iron Maiden”, a two-CD set featuring former JUDAS PRIEST/ICED EARTH and current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/BEYOND FEAR frontman Tim “Ripper” Owens, ex-IRON MAIDEN singer Paul Di’Anno, Chris Poland (MEGADETH), Keri Kelli (ALICE COOPER), Derrick LeFevre (LILLIAN AXE), Neil Zaza, Richard Kendrick, and a collection of the Millennium’s hottest rising rock/metal groups.
Finally, a glorious, illustrated celebration of one of the most successful rock bands of all time!
Formed in east London in 1975, Iron Maiden went on to become one of the most successful rock acts in history. With more than 85 million album sales to their credit, the legendary metal band remains hugely popular worldwide: Their 2010 album, The Final Frontier , debuted at #1 in 30 countries and received unanimous critical praise.
In this, the first complete illustrated treatment of Iron Maiden, a roster of respected heavy metal journalists including Ian Christe, Martin Popoff, Mick Wall, Daniel Bukszpan, and more relate the band’s history, analyse their recordings, and provide a complete discography.
The stories behind the band’s formation, recordings, and tours, are complemented with more than 400 images, including live performance and candid off-stage photographs, as well as memorabilia, gig posters, T-shirts, backstage passes, buttons, and tickets. And with Derek Riggs (the man behind Iron Maiden’s iconic mascot, Eddie) having created the book’s exclusive cover art, this really is a must for any serious Iron Maiden collector.
Few bands have as widespread global appeal as Iron Maiden. Here is the book that gives that history its just treatment.
Neil Daniels has written about classic rock and heavy metal for a wide range of magazines, fanzines, and websites. He had more than 10 books published between 2007 and 2011, including titles on Judas Priest, Robert Plant, Bon Jovi, and Journey. His reviews, articles, and interviews have appeared in The Guardian , Rock Sound, Record Collector and myriad other publications and websites.
Iron Maiden have just released a live clip of the song “Blood Brothers” which is taken from their upcoming EN VIVO! live release. EN VIVO! features the bands live performance on April 10th, 2011 in front of over 50,000 ecstatic fans at the Estadio Nacional, Santiago, during the Round The World In 66 Days leg of The Final Frontier World Tour, and captures a magnificent performance by the band, ardently embraced by the legendary Latino passion and energy of their Chilean fans.
With spectacular stage backdrops, dynamic musicianship and a literally jaw-dropping appearance by Eddie, this live show encapsulates to perfection the heart and soul of Iron Maiden 2011. Bass player and founding member Steve Harris comments, “For The Final Frontier Tour, it was really important to me that we filmed in South America as we’re always so overwhelmed by the fans reaction when we go to that part of the world and I wanted to reflect that in the filming. After much consideration, we chose the Santiago show as we felt it was one of our best performances of the entire tour and to play at the prestigious Estadio Nacional was a landmark moment for us. For reasons known to our fans, it took a long time before we got to play our first show in Chile, and once we did get to play a show, the response was so phenomenal we just had to keep coming back, and it’s got better and better each time!”
The concert was filmed digitally using 22 HD cameras and an octocam (a flying camera which captures aerial crowd scenes), recorded in both stereo and 5.1 audio and mixed by Maiden’s longstanding producer, Kevin “Caveman” Shirley, all of which serves to accentuate the incredible atmosphere of this compelling performance. Extensive use is made of split screens so fans can follow the individual members more closely, and the set list moves seamlessly between songs from Maiden’s most recent studio album, 2010’s The Final Frontier, through to classic fan favorites via the band’s vast and varied catalogue (full set listing below).Disc two of the DVD set is a bonus disc containing an 88-minute documentary, Behind The Beast. This is also an entirely in-house production by Maiden’s own Krew, led by Andy Matthews, and is intended as an interesting and revealing high quality “home movie” for their fans to see how Iron Maiden put on a tour and what goes on behind the scenes at a show. It describes the extraordinary story of one of the most acclaimed and ambitious touring shows in the world. It illustrates the day-to-day life and complex tasks of the Maiden Killer Krew and the other characters behind the scenes. The expertise and experience, the problem-solving and successes, the sheer scale and immense difficulties of the undertaking come to life through the day-to-day coverage of the tour and the background work of the crews in sound, lighting, carpentry, production and set design. As well as interviews with the Iron Maiden crew, it interweaves anecdotes from the band and their fans, and includes footage of the live show in this comprehensive guide to the intricacies of staging massive, live stadium shows around the world out of the belly of a Boeing 757. The bonus disc also contains an extended version of the promo video “Satellite 15…The Final Frontier,” a video about the making of “Satellite 15…The Final Frontier” plus the opening video sequence to The Final Frontier World Tour.In addition to the Blu-ray™, the 2-DVD set will initially be available as a Limited Edition double DVD in a Collectors’ Steel Book Case and Double Vinyl Picture Disc. As well as a traditional 2-CD soundtrack album, EN VIVO! will also be available as a digital download audio album and digital download video.
EN VIVO! will be released on March 26th on Blu-Ray, 2DVD Set, and double soundtrack album. The 2 LP picture disc vinyl will be released on 4/10.
DVD DISC ONE “LIVE AT ESTADIO NACIONAL, SANTIAGO” (approx running time 120 min.)
1. Satellite 15
2. The Final Frontier
3. El Dorado
4. 2 Minutes To Midnight
5. The Talisman
6. Coming Home
7. Dance Of Death
8. The Trooper
9. The Wicker Man
10. Blood Brothers
11. When The Wild Wind Blows
12. The Evil That Men Do
13. Fear Of The Dark
14. Iron Maiden
15. The Number Of The Beast
16. Hallowed Be Thy Name
17. Running Free
BONUS DISC – DVD DISC TWO “BEHIND THE BEAST” (approx running time 102 min.)
1. Behind The Beast documentary
2. Satellite 15…The Final Frontier promo video (director’s cut)
3. The Making of Satellite 15…The Final Frontier promo
4. The Final Frontier World Tour Show Intro
“Blood Brothers” (Live in Santiago)